Butler will not be back against the Cavs

According to ESPN, coach Eddie Jordan ruled out having injured Caron Butler back for the first-round playoff series against Cleveland.

“He is not in our plans, right now — not as a player,” Jordan said after practice Monday. “If we get deeper in the playoffs, possibly, but not in the first round.”

Asked whether there’s any chance Butler could face the Cavaliers, Jordan said: “To me? No. Not to me.”

Butler will have the cast removed today.